I have been working hard on my genealogy resolution, to organize, evaluate, enter, and file all the information that I have gathered and piled up over the past year or so. On August 12 the pile looked like this:
Because I am so easily side tracked I find it better to break tasks down; in my breakdown, filing is separate from data entry. The good news is, the pile of unentered printed data is shrinking.
The bad news is that I have a subfolder in my genealogy data on my computer marked newpics. That little folder has 34 subfolders of digital photos and files I have taken or downloaded. Each folder is stuffed with genealogical information to enter into and attach to my database. Hidden in a drawer, I have several legal pads with hen scratching that amount to the references and sources for all those files. That job won’t be too pretty, but it won’t yield a lot of paper to file.
Oh, yes: in the process of entering the data I found things I had found, celebrated over, and then promptly put in the pile and forgotten. I guess that little revelation won’t be news to anyone doing a lot of genealogical research. The thing is, getting all this stuff entered and organized now will prevent me from looking it all up again. And again. And again.
So, back to the salt mines.